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Online virtual reality experience to help Kiwis discover New Zealand's natural environments | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
Have you ever dreamt of exploring New Zealand's wilderness but never had the time or money to do it? Well, now you can.New Zealand Geographic, the Sir Peter Blake Trust and WWF have joined forces to make New Zealand's natural environments...
Buying a section in a new development north of Auckland will come with an 'infrastructure payment'; tagged onto rates bill | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
The owners of 9000 new homes north of Auckland will pay an "infrastructure payment" to bring forward roading and water work on the development. The payment, which has not been set, will be added to rate bills collected by Auckland...
Serious injuries to an 8-week old South Auckland baby triggers police investigation | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
Police are now investigating after an 8-week-old baby was seriously injured in South Auckland last week.The infant was taken into a Panmure medical centre last Thursday before being transported to Starship Hospital with serious...
Mike Hosking: Cycleways exposed as the sham they are | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
OPINION I am here to report that we were right all along about cycleways. We said cycleways aren't the future, don't get used, cost a fortune, and inconvenience the rest of us (ie those of us in a car) and for those of us who...
State of Pasifika community in New Zealand to be revealed at Pacific Summit | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
New information about the state of the Pasifika community in New Zealand, including its goals and challenges, is to be released at a huge conference in Auckland tomorrow. The Pacific Aotearoa Summit will launch a series of reports...
Editorial: Police commissioner does not come out of Haumaha inquiry well | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
The inquiry into the appointment of Police Deputy Commissioner Wally Haumaha was never going to ask whether his comments on the Louise Nicholas case made him a good appointment, nor would investigate more recent complaints of workplace...
New waterfront stadium plan will have to wait until future of Ports of Auckland is known | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
Two senior Auckland councillors have cast doubt on an early start to a national stadium sunken into the harbour seabed, saying it has to be considered alongside other stadium plans and the future of the city's port.Finance committee...
Tax expert: Sugar babies must 'do the right thing' and declare gifts as income | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
Sugar babies should "do the right thing" and declare the gifts they receive from their sugar daddies as income, an Auckland chartered accountant says.A report in the Herald on Sunday revealed that young New Zealand women are signing...
Minister Megan Woods announces terms of reference for inquiry into Earthquake Commission | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
The Government has announced the terms of reference for its public inquiry into the Earthquake Commission and appointed former governor-general and High Court judge Dame Silvia Cartwright to lead it."The aim of the inquiry is to...
Flint Wallace pleads guilty to shooting ex-partner in Otorohanga after attending counselling together | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
The ex-partner of Leigh Wallace had attended relationship counselling with her only hours before he fatally shot her in the head.Flint Wallace, 57, pleaded guilty to murdering Leigh Wallace via audio visual link at Hamilton High...
Announcement tomorrow by Minister Andrew Little on Pike River re-entry | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-Entry Andrew Little will tomorrow announce whether a plan to go into the Pike River Mine will go ahead.Little will make the announcement at an event at Parliament tomorrow morning.The Family...
H-Files: When driving from Auckland to Hamilton was more swamp than high-speed highway | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
Think you've experienced the toughest drive possible through a traffic jam on a motorway that needs an upgrade? Check out this 1918 photo for a whole different meaning of traffic jam.And it turns out it was published to give voice...
Michael Naylor: E-bikes, e-scooters and e-vehicles pose a threat to public transport | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
COMMENT: Lime e-scooters arrived in New Zealand with much fanfare last month but they are just part of a transport revolution that includes ride-sharing firms such as Uber. New technology is dramatically changing commuting habits...
Apology needed for people abused in state and church care: sex abuse survivors support group | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
An apology is needed for people who have been abused in state and church care, according to a group that supports survivors of sexual abuse.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today promised that.Leo McIntyre, spokesman for The Road...
Teenager admits shooting fireworks from moving car and sparking $50,000 roadside fire | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
A teenager has today admitted shooting fireworks from a moving car and sparking a $50,000 roadside fire.Thomas Tecwyn Williamson, 18, pleaded guilty to an intentional damage charge this morning at Christchurch District Court following...
Barry Soper: Child abuse inquiry - Brace yourself for NZ's cruel past | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
COMMENT: We'd all like to think that the abuse of children in state care or religious institutions belonged to the ancient past. Some would say what's the point of spending almost eighty million bucks to dwell on what's happened...
Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care largest ever undertaken in New Zealand, says Sir Anand Satyanand | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
An inquiry into the historic abuse of children in state care will also look at similar abuse in religious organisations such as the Church, religious schools and communities, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced. As well...
Million seedlings in failed forestry project won't be wasted, acting PM says | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
Acting Prime Minister Kelvin Davis says that almost a million seedlings that were not planted for a Government-backed forestry project will not be wasted because there is plenty of other land that can be used.The Government had...
Herald challenges judge's decision to suppress 'callous' man who robbed injured crash victim | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
A judge who permanently suppressed a serial offender's name due to fears publication would severely compromise his rehab efforts sits on the board of trustees at the addiction clinic the robber had applied to attend.Now, after the...
Parents taking extra 'Dad Sunday' back teachers' strikes | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
Most parents are still backing today's primary teachers' strike, judging by those who took a day off work and took their children out to Auckland's Silo Park.The waterfront park was a popular choice for both parents and their children,...
Louise Nicholas concerns not relevant to Haumaha appointment process - Police Commissioner | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
Police Commissioner Mike Bush is standing by not raising Louise Nicholas' concerns with the panel that recommended Wally Haumaha for Deputy Commissioner because they were not relevant. And he says he would still recommend Haumaha...
Repeat drug offender jailed again in Whanganui District Court | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
A 29-year-old repeat drug offender has been sent back to prison.Jonathan Costello was sentenced to a significant period of imprisonment for drug offending in 2015 and has again been jailed for possessing cannabis for supply.Judge...
Four people in hospital after early morning crash in Beachlands, southeast Auckland | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
Four people are in hospital after a crash in Beachlands, southeast of Auckland.The crash on Whitford-Maraetai Rd just after Okaoro Dr happened at 5.15am this morning.Those taken to hospital are said to have minor to serious injuries,...
Several believed killed in truck-car collision on State Highway 1 north of Taupo | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
Police believe several people have died in an early morning crash involving a truck and car on State Highway 1 north of Taupo.Police and emergency services were called to the scene of the serious crash that closed SH1 north of Atiamuri...
Court staff refuse to sign legal documents as strike action ramps up, creating case logjam | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
Staff at New Zealand's biggest and busiest District Courts are refusing to serve, check and sign legal documents for nearly a month as the pay dispute with the Ministry of Justice escalates, creating a logjam of adjourned cases.Ongoing...
Jodie Rimmer: As parents we need to get behind the teachers' strike | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
COMMENT: I really can't believe I'm writing about this. I mean, jeepers, I have enough on my plate with two jobs and parenting two boys, however, we've got to talk about those bloody striking teachers - are they still banging on...
Armed Offenders Squad responding to reports of firearm being sighted at Ohawe Beach | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
Emergency services are responding to reports of a firearm being spotted at Ohawe Beach in the Taranaki this evening.A police spokesman said the Armed Offenders Squad had been notified of the incident and cordons were in place on...
Critically ill Hawke's Bay man 'ready' for risky flight home from Fiji | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
Critically-ill Hawke's Bay man Jarred Thompson is ready to board the risky flight to bring him home to New Zealand, his friend says. Tom Brook, who is with Thompson in Fiji, said it had been a tough night for Thompson, but he was...
Life jacket saves 84-year-old hauled from Marlborough Sounds waters | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
An 84-year-old's trip in his dinghy to get firewood turned sour after he and his dog were thrown overboard, leaving them in the water for over an hour in cold waters.The Rangiora man was rescued by police and Coastguard from Tory...
The great guinea pig escape: Family in disbelief over guinea pig's bumper 17km ride to airport | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
An Auckland family feared the worst when Patches the guinea pig disappeared but the much-loved critter turned out to be tougher than they thought.Ten days later Patches was flung from his hiding place under the Snow family's car...
Lime scooters could come to Wellington | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
Lime scooters may be coming to Wellington - and there's mixed feelings among councillors.The US-based company is considering extending its electric scooter offering from Christchurch and Auckland to the capital.Wellington City...
Electric scooter accident claims at almost 150 over past month since Lime launch | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
Nearly 150 ACC claims for injuries caused by electric scooters have been lodged in the month since Lime E Scooters launched in Auckland and Christchurch.The injury list included more than four claims for brain injuries or concussions,...
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd's waterfront mansion in Tauranga on the highway to sell | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
Legendary rock band AC/DC once wrote "Moneytalks" and in the case of former drummer Phil Rudd, so does the status of his waterfront mansion in Tauranga.The multimillion-dollar house, technically two apartments, has a rateable value...
Pregnant Gisborne crash victim Erica Lynne Delany Jones remembered as 'special' and 'selfless' | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
A woman killed when her car and a logging truck collided was a rising young leader in her East Coast community - and was pregnant with her first child.Erica Lynne Delany Jones has been described by family and friends as a "special...
Former Green MP Sue Bradford says party is betraying its members and is Labour's handmaiden | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
Green Party members are being betrayed by its party and minister Eugenie Sage after she approved 99 per cent of foreign applications to buy sensitive land, former Green MP Sue Bradford says.But Sage, who is Land Information Minister...
Shane Jones' One Billion Trees bungle: scrub, weeds mar planting of 1 million seedlings | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
Forestry officials working on the Government's flagship One Billion Trees plan ordered more than one million pine seedlings for a block of land so choked with scrub and weeds planting couldn't go ahead.Forestry Minister Shane Jones...
NCEA English students 'stressed out' by online computer glitch | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
More than 3000 students have been hit by a computer glitch which left many "stressed out" in their first big external exam.All 3631 students who sat their Level 1 English exam online for the National Certificate of Educational Achievement...
Hawke's Bay farmers told to look out for each other as dry season kicks in | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
Hawke's Bay farmers are being told to look out for each other, with the possibility of a drier than normal summer on the cards. Federated Farmers Hawke's Bay president Jim Galloway said it was really important that farmers take...
Vulnerable kids placed in motel with sex offender | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
Vulnerable families were placed in the same motel as a serial sex offender, according to a report.That was despite a social worker knowing that the sex offender was in the motel, Stuff reported.Ronald Jeffries, 66, was living...
Huntly man charged with attempting to abduct girl and committing indecent acts | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
A Huntly man has been charged with attempting to abduct a 4-year-old girl and committing a series of indecent acts towards children.The 27-year-old allegedly attempted to abduct the girl in Hamilton on October 5.Police say the...
Hawke's Bay teachers are 'resigning because of burnout' | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
A Hawke's Bay primary school teacher wants education minister Chris Hipkins to spend a week in her classroom to see the pressure she's under. Tania Henare from Frimley School walked off the job along with hundreds of other teachers...
Our most complex quake: Kaikōura two years on | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
Scientists are still gaining rich lessons from the Kaikōura Earthquake, two years after the 7.8 jolt shook the country with the equivalent energy release of 400 atomic bombs.GNS Science earthquake geologist Dr Rob Langridge...
New details of bullying allegations against Wally Haumaha outlined in report | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
New details about alleged bullying by Wally Haumaha have been revealed in the Government Inquiry which cleared the appointment process which led to his promotion to deputy commissioner.The inquiry led by Mary Scholtens QC was...
Struggling to learn: Brain science reveals why some kids learn differently | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
If you have trouble concentrating or learning, Dr David Moreau believes he may be able to rewire your brain to help.Moreau, who heads the University of Auckland's Brain Dynamics Lab , has developed a combination of exercise and...
NZ slams Japan's latest whaling expedition as fleet leaves for Southern Ocean | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
Japan's latest whaling expedition into the Southern Ocean has again drawn heavy criticism from the Government, which has called for Antarctica's marine ecosystems to be better protected.A fleet left Japan this week for the polar...
Wedding photographer makes plea to thieves after all her gear was stolen from locked car | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
A newly wedded couple have been left with half of their special day missing after their photographer had her equipment stolen from her locked car yesterday.Now the devastated photographer, who wishes to remain anonymous, is calling...
Horrific fiery crash north of Taupo leaves one man dead | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
The wrecked vehicle of a man who died in a fiery crash this morning north of Taupo is unrecognisable after it was jammed beneath a truck. Police have confirmed a driver, the sole occupant, was killed instantly when his vehicle...
Dog belonging to Nelson woman missing for 36 hours being looked after by kennel club | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
A dog belonging to a Nelson woman who went missing for nearly 36 hours is being looked after by a local kennel club. Judith Nash was found safe and well by members of the public at around 4pm on Sunday after she was last seen walking...
Can the world stop polar ice sheets collapsing? | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
The world's goal to limit global warming to no more than 2C may not be enough to stop the collapse of polar ice sheets, scientists say.An international scientific review co-authored by Victoria University researcher Associate...
Fire rips through development site, destroying small building | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | November 12, 2018
A suspicious fire ripped through a bare section and destroyed a temporary display building in East Auckland today.The fire started just after 2pm and large flames were up to 12 metres high.The fire was at a 6m x 3m building placed...